Using the example of Senator Tom Coburn's Wastebook, Texas Public Policy Action is offering cash prizes to citizens turning in examples of Texas state government waste. Prizes are available in two categories: video submissions and written submissions. First, Second and Third place will be awarded in both categories.
Does this sound like something you might be interested in doing? You can accept the challenge and expose wasteful spending in Texas state government which may result in a cash prize for your efforts. Any unit of government in Texas is eligible, if waste is found. This doesn't have to be the Texas state budget - it can be your local government. Just remember the excess has to be in the State of Texas. Write a story or make a video, it's your choice.
HERE is the website. I am passing along the press release with all the details.